Antipsychotics May Be Deadlier Than Thought for Dementia Patients

Antipsychotics: Deadlier Than Thought for Some? By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, March 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Antipsychotic drugs may increase the risk of premature death in dementia patients more than thought, a new study suggests. The medications are widely used to treat the delusions, hallucinations, agitation and aggression that occur in many people […]

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Obesity Raises Women’s Cancer Risk by 40 Percent, Study Finds

TUESDAY, March 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Obesity takes a huge toll on health, and a new British study finds that obese women have a 40 percent higher risk for cancer than thinner women. Overall, the Cancer Research UK study found that obese women have about a one in four risk of developing a weight-related […]

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Obesity Raises Women’s Cancer Risk by 40 Percent, Study Finds

TUESDAY, March 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Obesity takes a huge toll on health, and a new British study finds that obese women have a 40 percent higher risk for cancer than thinner women. Overall, the Cancer Research UK study found that obese women have about a one in four risk of developing a weight-related […]

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New Guidelines Call for No Heart Tests for Low-Risk Patients

Guidelines: No Heart Tests for Low-Risk Patients By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, March 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Many patients who are at low risk for heart problems don’t need to have screening tests such as EKGs and stress tests, a national association of primary care physicians recommends. The new guideline jibes with research […]

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American With Ebola Now in Critical Condition

American With Ebola Now in Critical Condition By HealthDay staff HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, March 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) — The condition of an unidentified American health care worker infected with Ebola in West Africa has been downgraded from serious to critical, doctors at the U.S. National Institutes of Health said Monday. No other details about […]

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Tackling Obesity May Ease a Dangerous Irregular Heartbeat

MONDAY, March 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) — There’s good news for people who are obese and have atrial fibrillation, a common form of irregular heartbeat: Losing weight may help restore healthy heart rhythm. That’s the finding from a new Australian study involving 355 obese people with atrial fibrillation. Researchers led by cardiologist Dr. Rajeev Pathak, […]

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Folic Acid May Help Ward Off Stroke in People With High Blood Pressure

This May Help Ward Off Stroke in Some with High BP By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter SUNDAY, March 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Folic acid — the same nutrient women take in pregnancy to help ward off birth defects — may also help lower stroke risk in people with high blood pressure, a new Chinese […]

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Salt May Be Bad for More Than Your Blood Pressure

Salt May Be Bad for More Than Your Blood Pressure By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, March 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Even if you don’t develop high blood pressure from eating too much salt, you may still be damaging your blood vessels, heart, kidneys and brain, a new study warns. Researchers reviewed available evidence […]

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American Health Worker With Ebola Arrives in U.S.

American Health Worker With Ebola Arrives in U.S. FRIDAY, March 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Several other Americans may have been exposed to a U.S. health worker who was recently infected with Ebola in Sierra Leone, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday afternoon. The unidentified, infected worker was flown in isolation […]

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American Health Worker With Ebola Arrives in U.S.

American Health Worker With Ebola Arrives in U.S. FRIDAY, March 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Several other Americans may have been exposed to a U.S. health worker who was recently infected with Ebola in Sierra Leone, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday afternoon. The unidentified, infected worker was flown in isolation […]

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